Some days get away from us. If we do not allow ourselves to have the flexibility to adapt to days like that we miss opportunities.
When we set our schedule in stone and refuse to deviate we cannot adapt. The ability to shift gears and the willingness to take on more are important skills to develop if we want to succeed.
Doing more then the minimum is important. However, we need to remember not to do more just to be doing. We need to make sure we take on projects that move us forward.
We cannot control when opportunities will present themselves, but we can be willing to accept them when they appear.